Amir Rashid, Finance Expert in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Amir Rashid

Verified Expert  in Finance

Finance Expert

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Toptal Member Since
August 12, 2021

Amir is a decisive and trusted CFO who led the financial team of a multi-billion dollar group of companies in the manufacturing and service sectors. He secured financing of more than $3 billion for new ventures and finalized their financial feasibility studies. He also worked in the assurance and advisory department of PwC for nine years. He went on to join freelancing as it offered an opportunity to work for a diverse client base, operating in various sectors and geographical areas.

Career Highlights

Modern Industrial Investment Group
Modern Chemical and Services

Education Highlights

Bachelor's Degree
University of Punjab

Certification Highlights

Associate Chartered Accountant (CA)
Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CA ANZ)
Fellow Member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK

Case Studies

Work Experience


2014 - PRESENT
Modern Industrial Investment Group
  • Collaborated closely with project teams and various public and private financial institutions and secured financing for projects ranging from $15 million to $2.5 billion.
  • Prepared financial feasibility of various projects in the chemical, mining, renewable energy, automotive, and healthcare sectors with total project costs ranging from $30 million to $5 billion.
  • Carried out detailed due diligence of projects in various sectors from the buyer side and determined the market value using valuation models. Successfully negotiated the value of projects with suppliers and managed to close the deal.
  • Reduced the stock turnover from 180 to 45 days by monitoring consumption against forecasts. Isolated slow and fast-moving items and identified new suppliers with short lead times.
  • Slashed the operating costs for group companies by up to 10%, enhancing the profit margins without impacting commercial progress.
  • Prepared a financial feasibility study for vertical farming projects. The study identified the investment requirement, commercial model, and which combination is the most profitable.
  • Carried out market research for new projects and established pricing strategy and sales terms based on customer segment.
  • Prepared the initial budget of three EPC contracts worth more than $500 million, a monitoring mechanism to ensure overall cost remains within the budget, and a mechanism for invoicing and collection. Arranged initial finances for the projects.
Focus areas: Reporting, Corporate, Financing, Corporate Governance, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), CFO, Financial Modeling, Valuation, Investments, Fundraising, Accounting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Startup Funding, Business Models, Startups, Revenue & Expense Projections, Early-stage Startups, Equity Valuation, Forecasting, Private Equity, Excel 365, M&A (Buy-side), Private Company Valuation, Due Diligence, Sage ERP, Pricing Models, SaaS


2011 - 2014
Modern Chemical and Services
  • Established the finance department of a newly established company.
  • Hired and trained the finance team and established accounting policies.
  • Collaborated with board members to establish management reporting for stakeholders.
  • Led Saudi Industrial Development Fund (SIDF) to secure 75% of the total project cost from SIDF for seven years with a grace period of two years. SIDF financing carries interest of less than 2% per annum.
  • Set up a pricing model for the company products according to customer segments and established the sales terms for various customer segments.
Focus areas: Accounting, Budgeting, Acquisitions, Debt Raises, Financials, Startups, Revenue & Pricing Support, Interim CFO, Forecasting, Excel 365, M&A (Buy-side), Pricing Models, SaaS

Assurance Manager

2002 - 2011
  • Led the external audit as a lead manager of Saudi Telecom Company, Zain Saudi Arabia, National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia, Ericsson, and Nokia.
  • Delivered team-based financial advisory services to Zain Saudi Arabia during the initial public offering (IPO) and performed due diligence to increase the company's share capital.
  • Seconded to PwC Sweden to conduct Ericsson’s SOX control testing and PwC Finland to perform Nokia’s SOX control testing.
  • Led the internal audit of Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) customer care project.
Focus areas: Audits, Compliance, SOX Compliance, Financing, Real Estate, Business Analysis, Forecasting, Excel 365


1999 - 2002
Maher and Accountants
  • Helped newly established companies set up their finance departments.
  • Advised companies on the optimal capital structure.
  • Provided accounting services, where I prepared the books of accounts in accordance with statutory regulations.
Focus areas: Accounting, Consulting
1996 - 1999

Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, and Audits

University of Punjab - Lahore, Pakistan


Associate Chartered Accountant (CA)

Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CA ANZ)


Certified Practising Accountant (CPA)

CPA Australia


Fellow Member of Association of Chartered Accountant (FCA)

Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan


Fellow Member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA)

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK


Equity Financing, Financial Management, Financial Reporting, Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Budgeting, Cost-benefit Analysis, Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC), Equity Valuation, CFO, Financial Modeling, Valuation, Fundraising, Accounting, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Startup Funding, Three-statement Modeling, Forecasting, Private Equity, M&A (Buy-side), Private Company Valuation, M&A Modeling, Revenue & Expense Projections, Debt Raises, Due Diligence

Industry Expertise

Early-stage Startups, Real Estate


Financials, Feasibility Studies, Debt Financing, Corporate Governance, Audits, Financing, Reporting, Compliance, Management, Investments, Business Models, Interim CFO, Pricing Models, Corporate, Excel 365, SaaS, SOX Compliance, Startups, Consulting, Acquisitions, Revenue & Pricing Support, Business Analysis, Sage ERP

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